Equities research analysts expect XO Group Inc (NYSE:XOXO) to report sales of $41.41 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for XO Group’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $41.34 million and the highest estimate coming in at $41.48 million. XO Group reported sales of $41.01 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 1%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, February 27th.

On average, analysts expect that XO Group will report full year sales of $41.41 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $159.56 million to $159.70 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will post sales of $170.30 million per share, with estimates ranging from $168.40 million to $172.20 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover XO Group.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. XO Group had a return on equity of 5.55% and a net margin of 5.35%. The business had revenue of $40.24 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.58 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.07 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

XOXO has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Roth Capital reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $20.50 price objective on shares of XO Group in a report on Thursday, October 12th. BidaskClub cut XO Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price objective (up from $16.75) on shares of XO Group in a report on Monday, October 30th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.38.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in XOXO. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in XO Group during the 3rd quarter valued at $132,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its holdings in XO Group by 88.9% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,943 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $158,000 after buying an additional 4,209 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System purchased a new stake in XO Group during the 4th quarter valued at $192,000. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. purchased a new stake in XO Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $302,000. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. purchased a new stake in XO Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $319,000. Institutional investors own 84.68% of the company’s stock.

XO Group (NYSE XOXO) traded up $0.25 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $19.87. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 40,215 shares, compared to its average volume of 81,660. The company has a market cap of $510.67, a P/E ratio of 58.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.67 and a beta of 0.92. XO Group has a 1-year low of $14.99 and a 1-year high of $20.96.

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XO Group Company Profile

XO Group Inc is engaged in providing content and marketing solutions, targeted advertising programs, transactions and merchandise. The Company’s multi-platform brands guide couples through transformative life stages from getting married with The Knot, to moving in together with The Nest, to having a baby with The Bump, and helping bring celebrations to life with entertainment vendors from GigMasters.com Incorporated (GigMasters).

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